A proposal from the board of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) to conduct its own admission has been rejected by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE). In a letter to the institute, the DTE said JBIMS cannot conduct its own admission as it is governed by the state's laws on admissions to professional courses. The institute will now appeal afresh to the state.

During the launch of the institute's Leadership Speak series on Wednesday , the board of management announced a vision for JBIMS and the changes it intends to bring about at the college. Conducting admissions at the institute level was one of the proposals discussed.

A DTE official said, "They had sought permission, but such a process will not fall in the current legal framework. The Maharashtra Unaided and Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of admissions and fees) Act 2015 makes it mandatory for all professional institutes (barring deemed ones) to admit students through a centralised process conducted by the state's CET cell", said the official. "We have asked the institute to approach the state government with a fresh proposal", said the official.The state may , if they intend to, consider their proposal as a special case, he said.

A JBIMS official said the board formed after the institute was granted autonomy wanted to admit students at its level.